This feature was requested before. Here are the previous posts: link1 link2
I'm posting this because there is a hot debate on making snapd and snap-store pre-installed.
Feature request details:
- Search results should be shown in seperate categories like we currently have with AUR. gnome-software (or Ubuntu software center) shows search results all together and that's not good because there are duplicates of same software and not easily distinguishable.
- We should have "Other app stores" or "External app stores" tab in preferences window. In this tab, there should be a brief explanation of these external app stores. (like the AUR explanation) In this tab, we should be able to easily enable/disable/configure app stores. Default state (enabled/disabled) is debatable.
- As far as I know, in order Pamac to search for updates in the background, pamac-tray has to be active. That's really good because user has the control over automatic update checks. This is especially important when playing ping-sensitive games, or when internet data usage is limited, one can easily close pamac-tray. This approach should be applied to external app store update checks too. If pamac-tray is closed, there must be no background update checks.
So what's your opinions about this? I think in this way, everyone can be happy with having options. If one doesn't like Canonical, it can be disabled with an easy switch. And other distros will be jealous of a god-like package manager GUI like this.
As I see in the previous feature request threads, pamac developers had thought about implementing this. I hope that this is still in the agenda.